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Stories from Wednesday, April 17, 2002

Early heat wave warms up Midwest, East (04/17/02)
It's not even May yet, but it feels like July this week as temperatures have climbed into the 80s and the low 90s across the Plains and along the East Coast, drawing people outside in shorts and T-shirts. In Cape Girardeau, Roland D. Davis basked in the sun Tuesday, lounging on a friend's back stairs on Broadway...
A radioactive trail (04/17/02)
  • FEBRUARY 2000: Radioactive americium-241 found to have leaked from a vial in side a safe in the basement of Magill Hall at Southeast Missouri State University. JUNE 2000: More contamination found in a second-floor room in Magill Hall...
  • Heat wave (04/17/02)
    April 16, 2002, high 79, low 65 April 16, 2001, high 60, low 44 April 16, 2000, high 71, low 58 April 16, 1999, high 54, low 41 April 16, 1998, high 66, low 48 April 16, 1997, high 64, low 38 April 16, 1996, high 71, low 37 April 16, 1995, high 82, low 59...
    Spring cleanup (04/17/02)
    Through Friday, extra trash will be collected for free as a service of the city. During other times of the year, an extra charge -- determined by the size of the item -- is applied for the same service. According to Pam Sander, solid waste coordinator, the added overtime, extra employee wages and disposal costs incurred by the spring cleanup waste removal was approximately $30,000 last year, and that does not include the extra fuel that was used...
    State tax collections beginning to reflect economic downturn (04/17/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY -- After months of state revenue increases despite a national business downturn, the most recent tax-collection report is beginning to reflect Missouri's slowing economy. Department of Revenue officials have confirmed a decline of 11.1 percent in net general revenue last month as compared to March 2001...
    Scavengers' hunt (04/17/02)
    The word scavenger seems too dark to describe Mary Enmon. Enmon, despite missing out on a golden opportunity to pick up a brass bed frame, was delighted Tuesday morning as she picked up some kitchen chairs and a table from the curb. The set had the look of something made in the 1970s, but it all was in good condition, just right for Enmon's apartment...
    Church secretary arrested for stealing (04/17/02)
    A former church secretary has been arrested for thefts of more than $20,000 from First Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau police said Tuesday. Sherry Rena Davis, 34, of McClure, Ill., is charged with stealing and forgery, accused of writing checks using church accounts and keeping the money...
    Marble Hill section under boil water order (04/17/02)
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A four-inch main water line break at Central and Prospect streets has caused city officials to issue a boil water order for the city's Old Lutesville side on Tuesday until further notice. Carla Watt, city collector, said the order will be lifted when the Department of Natural Resources finishes testing to be sure the water is safe to drink and cook with...
    More radiation cleanup to cost SEMO $292,000 (04/17/02)
    Southeast Missouri State University discovered more radioactive contamination in its science buildings and will have to spend $292,000 on testing and cleanup work, school officials said Tuesday. The latest contamination comes two years after the university spent more than $1 million to clean up areas in Magill Hall, contaminated when radioactive americium-241 was spilled several years ago...
    Senate endorses boosting veterans fund bill (04/17/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The state would transfer $4 million annually to a veterans fund from early childhood programs, under a bill receiving initial Senate approval. The measure, endorsed by a 18-14 vote Tuesday, still requires final Senate passage before moving to the House...
    Poplar Bluff mother accused of beating children free on bond (04/17/02)
    Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff woman is free on $15,000 bond after being arrested Monday on charges she abused three of her children. Pamela R. Taylor, 34, has been charged with three felonies of abuse of a child. Taylor was accused of striking the children repeatedly with a belt resulting in bruises. She is also accused of throwing a chair at one of the children. The reported victims are ages 6, 9 and 10...
    Hispanics rally at Capitol for recognition (04/17/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- In what was billed as a first-of-its-kind event, Hispanics from across Missouri converged Tuesday on the Capitol, where they have had little representation for years. There have been no Hispanics in the Missouri Legislature for the past two decades. There are no Hispanics on the state Supreme Court. And there are no Hispanics directing Missouri's executive departments...
    Historic tax credit provides slight benefit, analysis says (04/17/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's historic preservation tax credit, by far the most costly credit the state awards, returns only a slight benefit to the state, according to an economic analysis. The cost-benefit estimates reviewed Tuesday by the House Budget Committee showed net positives for all two dozen of the tax credits for which the Department of Economic Development said it could calculate benefits...
    Doe Run to hire firm to study claims (04/17/02)
    HERCULANEUM, Mo. -- The Doe Run Co. plans to hire an independent firm to investigate allegations made by former employees that the company buried toxic waste on the grounds of its smelter alongside the Mississippi River, the company said Tuesday. A handful of former workers at Doe Run's smelter in Herculaneum have come forward in recent days, alleging they illegally buried toxic waste on the smelter grounds. ...
    Bluff elects young mayor on split council balloting (04/17/02)
    Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- First he became Poplar Bluff's youngest city councilman. Monday night Scott Faughn became Poplar Bluff's youngest mayor. Faughn, 22, was elected in what was probably the first election for mayor in recent years. ...
    Workers at mental health facilities in area to lose jobs (04/17/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Even if the legislature restores a $4 million cut from the Department of Mental Health's budget, at least 72 department workers statewide -- including 10 in Southeast Missouri -- will lose their jobs this summer. Dozens of mental health workers belonging to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union rallied in the Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to rethink planned cuts for the department in order to avoid the layoffs that are slated to take effect June 15.. ...
    Three Rivers trustees study tuition increase (04/17/02)
    Daily American Republic POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- The Three Rivers Community College Board of Trustees met this week to consider three, three-year-tuition plans that would increase tuition fees to cover a projected shortfall in state funding for Fiscal 2003...
    Day of fun for paramedic turns into hospital stay (04/17/02)
    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Jennifer Brown, a paramedic for Three Rivers Healthcare, took Monday night off from rescuing people from life and death situations. Then she was the one who needed to be rescued after being thrown from a carnival ride and hitting the pavement at Poplar Bluff Square...
    Sikeston chamber awards banquet scheduled Friday (04/17/02)
    Standard Democrat SIKESTON, Mo. -- Several people will be honored on Friday for the contributions they've made during the year. Five awards will be presented: Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Civic Group of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Citizen of the Year...
    Dexter street dance, car show kicks off Saturday (04/17/02)
    DEXTER, Mo. -- Country music, classic cars and prize drawings will kick off the summer's Cruise-In and Street Dance schedule beginning Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Dexter. This is the second year for the monthly "happening," sponsored by the Historic Downtown Dexter Association. Future Cruise-in dates, are May 18, June 15, July 20...
    Payday loan bill passes in Senate (04/17/02)
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A bill to limit fees on some short-term loans will go to the House for consideration. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on a 27-0 vote. The bill caps fees on so-called payday loans at 75 percent of principal, meaning a lender could charge $75 interest on a $100 loan...
    High court overturns ban on 'virtual' child porn (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The government went too far in trying to ban computer simulations and other fool-the-eye depictions of teen-agers or children having sex, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Youthful sexuality is an old theme in art, from Shakespeare to Academy Award-winning movies, the court found in striking down a 1996 child pornography law on free speech grounds...
    Astronauts wrap up work on space station's girder (04/17/02)
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's most experienced spacewalker and his rookie partner wrapped up work on the international space station's new 44-foot girder Tuesday and hung powerful floodlights outside the orbiting outpost. It was the fourth and final spacewalk for the visiting astronauts of space shuttle Atlantis, who are due to leave today...
    Recipient of self-contained artificial heart goes home (04/17/02)
    CENTRAL CITY, Ky. -- The longest-surviving recipient of a self-contained artificial heart returned home Tuesday seven months after his operation, waving to well-wishers as he rode a wailing firetruck through town. "It's good to be home," 71-year-old Tom Christerson said after the caravan of dozens of vehicles finally pulled up to his house...
    GOP promotes bill to make 10-year tax cut permanent (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The annual tax filing deadline formed the backdrop of a new effort by President Bush and Republican congressional leaders to make permanent the 10-year, $1.35 trillion tax cut enacted last year. Under current law, the entire package will expire or "sunset" at the end of 2010, because of an arcane Senate rule that was invoked partly to control the long-term budget impact of the cuts. ...
    Police say siblings killed 6-year-old Texas boy (04/17/02)
    LEWISVILLE, Texas -- Authorities found the body of a 6-year-old boy buried in a creekbed behind his suburban Dallas home Tuesday and said his 10-year-old brother and 15-year-old sister had confessed to killing him. Police say the girl led them to the shallow grave of Jackson Carr about six hours after he was reported missing Monday evening. Jackson's brother told their parents the boy disappeared after a game of hide-and-seek, sparking a search by police and neighbors...
    Quick removal of abusive priests likely by Vatican (04/17/02)
    The extraordinary summit of U.S. cardinals and Vatican officials on clergy sex abuse will likely focus on speeding up the removal of errant priests, a leader among American bishops said Tuesday. Also on the table at next week's meeting: the merits of implementing a binding national policy that could standardize how U.S. bishops handle charges of molestation against Roman Catholic clergy...
    Wall Street's momentum fizzles again (04/17/02)
    AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street faltered yet again Wednesday, stymied by mixed earnings reports from Intel and Boeing that failed to convince investors that the business recovery will be solid and strong enough for stock prices to go higher...
    Stocks soar on earnings by GM, Texas Instruments (04/17/02)
    NEW YORK -- Wall Street got the dose of good news it's been longing for Tuesday: better-than-expected earnings, and from two big companies, General Motors and Texas Instruments. Stocks surged -- the Dow industrials up more than 200 points and the Nasdaq composite index up better than 3 percent -- as investors' faith was renewed in an economic turnaround...
    Nation digest 04/17/02 (04/17/02)
    Church incorporation ban ruled unconstitutional ROANOKE, Va. -- In a lawsuit brought by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, a federal judge has ruled that an 18th-century Virginia law banning the incorporation of churches unconstitutionally restricts the free exercise of religion...
    Justices weigh bus passengers' rights (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday debated bus passengers' rights in a case testing the limits of officers' authority to seek out possible drug dealers or terrorists on public transportation. Most justices seemed unswayed by arguments that passengers might feel coerced when officers board and ask permission to search their belongings...
    Review says teen, not police officer, killed Columbine student (04/17/02)
    Associated Press WriterGOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- An independent investigation released Wednesday concluded that a student killed in the Columbine High massacre was slain by one of the teen gunmen, not by a police officer as his parents had alleged...
    Atlantis undocks from space station (04/17/02)
    AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- With fond farewells for their friends left behind, space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts undocked from the international space station on Wednesday after a week of construction work...
    Federal judge rules in favor of Oregon assisted suicide law (04/17/02)
    Associated Press WriterPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department lacks the authority to overturn an Oregon law that allows physician-assisted suicides, the only law of its kind in the nation. U.S. District Judge Robert Jones scolded Attorney General John Ashcroft, saying Ashcroft, "with no advance warning to Oregon ... fired the first shot in the battle between the state of Oregon and the federal government."...
    Justice, Andersen expected to announce settlement (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors will defer pursuing criminal obstruction charges against Arthur Andersen LLP in a settlement requiring the accounting firm to admit it knew employees were wrongfully destroying documents related to the Enron Corp. collapse, people familiar with the ongoing negotiations say...
    Ralph Nader settles lawsuit (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader said Tuesday that settlement of a lawsuit contesting his exclusion from a campaign debate will help him push for future debate access for third-party candidates. The executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates dismissed the commission's decision to buy out of the lawsuit as "an isolated incident" that will have no effect on commission activities...
    Five Pakistanis arrested in connection with shoe bomber case (04/17/02)
    Associated Press WriterPARIS (AP) -- Police and security agents on Wednesday were questioning five Pakistanis arrested in Paris and its suburbs in connection with the investigation into shoe bomber Richard C. Reid, judicial officials said...
    Bin Laden tape delivered to second Arabic satellite station (04/17/02)
    Associated Press WriterBEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Images of Osama bin Laden allegedly filmed in December and shots of Muslim fighters killed by American bombs were broadcast Wednesday across the Middle East on a Saudi-owned satellite station that says it received an al-Qaida videotape...
    Production rises, but so do inflation, oil prices (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- The economy chugged ahead on the comeback trail with production by U.S. industry posting the biggest gain in nearly two years. But inflation crept higher, reflecting a worrisome spurt in oil prices, a potential pothole for the recovery...
    Democrats file complaints against candidate Talent (04/17/02)
    WASHINGTON -- After weeks of criticizing Republican Jim Talent for his part-time salaries and political work last year, the Missouri Democratic Party on Tuesday accused him in state and federal complaints of taking campaign contributions above legal limits...
    Millions of Italians strike in protest of labor reforms (04/17/02)
    ROME -- Millions of Italians staged the biggest strike in decades Tuesday to protest the government's plans to make it easier to fire workers. Airports were almost deserted, few trains were running, and banks, schools and post offices were closed. Workers by the thousands gathered in piazzas throughout the country for mostly festive rallies headed by union leaders and center-left politicians and sprinkled with celebrities supporting the general strike...
    Afghanistan king spends last day in exile before heading home (04/17/02)
    Associated Press WriterROME (AP) -- Afghanistan's deposed king received friends and relatives on his last day in exile Wednesday as he prepared to return to his homeland after a 29-year absence. Mohammad Zaher Shah, 87, had been scheduled to leave Rome late Wednesday, but there were reports he had departed much earlier, perhaps for security reasons...
    Palestinian family offers view on Israeli military incursion (04/17/02)
    BURKIN, West Bank -- Over the past 2 1/2 weeks, it has happened to tens of thousands of Palestinian families: the experience of waking to find Israeli troops and tanks on their very doorstep. Israeli troops moved in early Saturday to the northern West Bank village of Burkin, just outside the Jenin refugee camp, where the fiercest fighting of the Israeli offensive -- meant to smash Palestinian militias -- took place...
    Organization of American States head meets with Chavez (04/17/02)
    CARACAS, Venezuela -- As signs of opposition to President Hugo Chavez resurfaced Tuesday, the chief of the Western Hemisphere's top diplomatic body urged Venezuelans to express dissent lawfully -- not through coups such as the botched one last weekend...
    Colombian president trying to enlist U.S. help in war on rebels (04/17/02)
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- His peace dreams in shambles and guerrillas setting off bombs in Colombian cities, President Andres Pastrana flew to Washington on Tuesday seeking approval to use U.S. counterdrug aid in his country's war against leftist rebels...
    Mayor of Spanish resort goes to jail (04/17/02)
    MADRID, Spain -- The scandal-ridden mayor of a Mediterranean resort town was jailed Tuesday on charges of fraud and embezzling $54 million from both public funds and his Madrid soccer club. Jesus Gil y Gil, the mayor of Marbella, was ordered held in custody until his trial on April 25...
    Dutch government resigns over report on Serb massacre (04/17/02)
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch government collapsed Tuesday under pressure of a report that blamed political leaders in part for failing to prevent the Serb massacre of Muslims during the 1995 fall of the Bosnian town of Srebrenica. The resignation was announced by Prime Minister Wim Kok, who also headed the government in 1995, when Bosnian Serb forces stormed past outgunned Dutch peacekeepers and overran the U.N.-declared "safe zone," killing some 7,500 Muslims...
    Japanese Cabinet endorses expansion of military's role (04/17/02)
    TOKYO -- Japan's Cabinet endorsed new rules Tuesday that would expand the nation's military role and give the government new powers in case of foreign attack. Opponents say the move runs afoul of Japan's post World War II pacifist constitution. The measures are designed to give a greater latitude to the prime minister and the Self Defense Forces in time of military emergency. Cabinet endorsement brings the measures a major step closer to ratification...
    Royal Marines join search for fugitives (04/17/02)
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Britain's Royal Marines joined the search for Taliban and al-Qaida fugitives in eastern Afghanistan, officials announced Tuesday, marking the combat debut for an elite force trained to operate in small units in mountains that rise above 10,000 feet...
    Book - War hero lied about record (04/17/02)
    The Associated Press OTTAWA -- One of Canada's greatest war heroes lied about his war record, according to a new book. Billy Bishop, a World War I pilot, is credited with 72 air victories. In his book out in June -- "The Making of Billy Bishop" -- Canadian historian Brereton Greenhous said Bishop's superiors exaggerated his air victories, but then Bishop realized he could get get away with lying and continued to do so...
    British police propose detaining 10-year-olds (04/17/02)
    LONDON -- Stung by public anger over crimes by children, the government said Tuesday that suspects as young as 12 can be jailed while awaiting trial on charges such as car theft and burglary. Home Secretary David Blunkett, the minister who oversees law enforcement, also proposed placing convicted offenders as young as 10 in special foster homes where they will be closely monitored...
    Powell wants deeper Israeli withdrawal, more action by Arafat (04/17/02)
    JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State Colin Powell is trying to expand Israel's withdrawal on the West Bank and persuade Yasser Arafat to commit to some version of a cease-fire -- limited results as he concludes a mission aimed at halting 18 months of escalating violence...
    Jackson makes quick work of Charleston for 6th win (04/17/02)
    CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jackson's baseball team continued its recent strong play as the Indians routed Charleston 20-1 Tuesday in a game stopped after five innings by the run rule. The Indians posted their third straight victory and improved their record to 6-4...
    Notre Dame has the hits, but wins on a late error (04/17/02)
    Notre Dame's 10-9 win Tuesday over Scott City featured several lead changes, comebacks and big hits. It ended less dramatically on an error on a routine grounder in the bottom of the seventh inning at Notre Dame Regional High School. "It's kind of ironic that it should end on a ground-ball error," Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett said, "when we were hitting the ball well all day, but right at people."...
    Hatton adds quickness in Indians' resurgance (04/17/02)
    Southeast's Vern Hatton has helped keep the Indians on a roll with his .352 batting average and conference-leading seven triples.By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian At 6-feet-2 and a solid 210 pounds, Vern Hatton doesn't have the typical build of a college baseball speedster...
    DeMond, 2 others leaving Indians' squad (04/17/02)
    Drew DeMond has not only been a solid basketball player at Southeast Missouri State University but also a fan favorite. Chants of 'D-R-E-W, D-R-E-W' filled the Show Me Center on his many blocked shots. But fans won't have DeMond to cheer for next season in what would have been his senior year. The 6-foot-7 junior center/forward said he plans to transfer at the end of the current school year, probably to a Division II school...
    Dilfer's advice to Carr - Treasure your family (04/17/02)
    SEATTLE -- Trent Dilfer has advised David Carr on everything from where to set up his television to what kind of cereal he should eat once he's an NFL quarterback. He's provided plenty of football advice, too. But the biggest message from the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback to his friend from Fresno State heading into this weekend's draft: "Take care of your family."...
    Bad teams, new stadiums no attraction to fans (04/17/02)
    NEW YORK -- Many of baseball's gleaming new ballparks have a different sight this season: thousands of empty seats. Blame it on losing teams and lousy weather. In the first two weeks of the season, eight ballparks have drawn their lowest crowds for a regularly scheduled game, including seven that were part of the new-ballpark boom...
    Blues take a hot streak into postseason opener (04/17/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Just in time for the playoffs, the St. Louis Blues are hitting their stride. The regular season was a trial for the team with the second-highest payroll in the NHL, about $55 million. All that high-priced talent turned it on down the stretch, with the Blues going 8-2 in the final 10 games to zoom past the Chicago Blackhawks into the fourth seed in the Western Conference heading into Game 1 Thursday night in St. Louis...
    Diamondbacks win sixth straight, top Cardinals (04/17/02)
    PHOENIX -- Although not at his overpowering best, Randy Johnson was good enough Tuesday night to become baseball's first four-game winner as the Arizona Diamondbacks won their sixth in a row, 5-3 over the St. Louis Cardinals. Johnson helped himself with an RBI double smashed over the head of center fielder Eli Marrero in the fourth inning...
    Stephenson improved, could start vs. Brewers (04/17/02)
    ST. LOUIS -- Garrett Stephenson, who beat the clock in his recovery from elbow surgery, doesn't intend to let lower back spasms sideline him for long. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander, who returned to the rotation less than a year after his major operation, left his last start on Sunday when his back locked up after three innings. He rehabbed in St. Louis while the team left for the first leg of a season-long 13-game trip, and could make his scheduled start Friday at Milwaukee...
    Sports digest 4/17/02 (04/17/02)
    AREA SOUTHEAST SOFTBALL TEAM SPLITS WITH UT-MARTIN MARTIN, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's softball team split an Ohio Valley Conference doubleheader with Tennessee-Martin Tuesday as each squad claimed a one-run victory...
    Gardener's love for tulips has rich history (04/17/02)
    You think you like tulips. Yet your affections probably don't compare with those of the Dutch of 250 years ago, when "tulipomania" swept though Holland. Then, the best bulbs sold for more than their weight in gold. People speculated money, jewels, wine, even their homes on prize bulbs. After four years, the Dutch government intervened and banned further speculation...
    Lifesaving angioplasty can be done at many more hospitals (04/17/02)
    CHICAGO -- Angioplasties can safely be done on heart attack victims at hospitals that do not have cardiac surgery departments, according to a study that could help make the lifesaving procedure available to many more patients across the country. Numerous studies have shown that angioplasty -- in which a tiny balloon is used to open a clogged artery -- is the best treatment for heart attacks. ...
    Lies about landscaping (04/17/02)
    I would like to discuss some misconceptions that seem to be prevalent in the area concerning gardening and landscaping. I'm not sure how these misconceptions got started, but I do know that these ideas sure affect the way people purchase plants and plant growth aid products...
    Kneecap problem rare for cats (04/17/02)
    jkoch By Dr. John Koch Question: I have a cat that has just been diagnosed as having a dislocated kneecap. I am told that she will have to have surgery to correct the problem. How serious an operation is this and how successful is the procedure?...
    Mom, please come cook for us again (04/17/02)
    The assortment of cookbooks given me as gifts over the years, the cooking column in the Home & Garden section of today's newspaper and the various e-mailed recipes I receive lead me to believe there is a segment of our society cooking at home on a regular basis...
    Recipe swap - Warm weather signals arrival of salad season (04/17/02)
    smcclanahan Spring is exploding in the trees, flowers, bushes and shrubs. I noticed in our neighborhood how beautiful the flowering trees are. Our neighbor has a flowering ornamental cherry tree, and it is exploding in a soft pink fluff of blooms. I understand for people with allergies that this may not be so pleasant. ...
    Actor Urich, 55, dies from cancer (04/17/02)
    LOS ANGELES -- In Robert Urich's 30-year TV career, he became as much a fixture as the characters he played: sexy private eyes in "Vega$" and "Spenser: For Hire" and a luckless cowboy in "Lonesome Dove." He kept acting even as he fought cancer. His death Tuesday came one day after the debut of the television movie "Night of the Wolf," in which Urich co-starred as a ranch foreman...
    Dorothy Kilmer (04/17/02)
    Dorothy Kilmer, 85, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Lorberg Funeral Chapel.
    Billy Schoch (04/17/02)
    SIKESTON, Mo. -- Billy G. Schoch, 85, of Sikeston died Friday, April 12, 2002, at Clearview Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 23, 1916, at St. Catherine, Mo., son of Claude W. and Minnie Moore Schoch. He married Estelle I. Cargill, who died Nov. 30, 1996...
    Leonard Tripp (04/17/02)
    JACKSON, Mo. -- Leonard M. Tripp, 84, of Jackson died Monday, April 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 18, 1917, at Neelys Landing, Mo., son of Willis and Renee Atchison Tripp. He and Virginia Gohn were married May 18, 1940...
    George Brimm (04/17/02)
    ANNA, Ill. -- George "Buck" Brimm, 86, of Anna died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at his home. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
    Deborah Bowman (04/17/02)
    ZALMA, Mo. -- Deborah Diane Bowman, 47, of Zalma died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Advance Nursing Center in Advance, Mo. She was born Aug. 15, 1954, in Advance, daughter of Glenn and Shirley Kennedy Ladd. She and Tommy Bowman were married Oct. 18, 1975, at Zalma...
    Martha Scholl (04/17/02)
    ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Martha F. Scholl, 93, of Altenburg died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 16, 1908, at Altenburg, daughter of Joseph and Johanna Adner Hoehne. She and Rudolph E. Scholl were married June 29, 1929. He died July 16, 1967...
    Henry Davis Jr. (04/17/02)
    MOUNDS, Ill. -- Henry D. Davis Jr., 20, of Mounds died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at the Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill.
    Robert Morris (04/17/02)
    MORLEY, Mo. -- Funeral for Robert Ray Morris of Morley will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Lee Roy Quinn will officiate. Burial will be in Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill., with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau...
    Births 4/17/02 (04/17/02)
    Cates Daughter to Matthew V. and Diane Kay Cates of St. Paul, Mo., Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Mo., 11:48 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2002. Name, Faith Elizabeth. Weight, 7 pounds 13 ounces. Second daughter. Mrs. Cates is the former Diane Weber, daughter of Richard and Margaret Weber of Perryville, Mo. She is a certified public accountant with Arthur Anderson, LLP in St. Louis. Cates is the son of Richard and Doris Cates of Bellflower, Mo. He is employed at Med-Products Inc. in St. Louis...
    Cape fire report 4/17/02 (04/17/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 17 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 6:28 p.m., a still alarm at 405 S. Ellis. At 6:44 p.m., a still alarm at 1025 N. Sprigg. At 6:48 p.m., an emergency medical service at William and Pacific. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 12:38 a.m., a motor vehicle accident at 1477 N. Kingshighway...
    Jackson fire report 4/17 (04/17/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 17 Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:At 6:28 p.m., a still alarm at 405 S. Ellis. At 6:44 p.m., a still alarm at 1025 N. Sprigg. At 6:48 p.m., an emergency medical service at William and Pacific. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:At 12:38 a.m., a motor vehicle accident at 1477 N. Kingshighway...
    Cape police report 04/17/02 (04/17/02)
    Cape Girardeau Wednesday, April 17 ArrestsChristopher Shaun Scott, 22, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested Monday for contempt of court. Shauntay Lamarr Craig, 23, 1001 S. Main, was arrested Monday for failure to pay fines. SummonsMark Joseph Rigdon, 31, was issued a summons Monday for disturbing the peace...
    Out of the past 4/17/02 (04/17/02)
    10 years ago: April 17, 1992 Groundbreaking ceremony is held at 921 N. Clark for new Cape Girardeau Nutrition Center; construction of new center could begin next month. Marble Hill - If petition is successful in forcing state audit of Marble Hill treasury, thousands of collars of city money would be wasted, say municipal officials; petition questions use of $700,000 trust donated to city by St. Louis woman between 1988 and 1990 for building city pool...
    Correction 4/17/02 (04/17/02)
  • Last year, more than 230 Southeast Missouri State University students had 15 or more campus parking tickets. The story in Tuesday's edition listed the number of tickets incorrectly. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
  • New buttons mean better stoplight control (04/17/02)
    The time spent sitting at stoplights on Broadway, Independence Street and William Street seems excessive at times, particularly when there's no traffic on cross streets. There's good news: The city is about to fix the problem at the bargain price of $3,200...
    Teen Challenge makes a difference (04/17/02)
    Teen Challenge operates by blending in well in our community. That's saying something, considering there are 127 recovering drug addicts and alcoholics enrolled in the program. The Christian-based facility quietly goes about the business of healing at its rural complex just north of Cape Girardeau...
    Cairo, Charleston were both spared in flood of 1927 (04/17/02)
    To the editor: This letter is written to correct an error in the article which appeared in your paper concerning the great flood of 1927. The story gave the idea that Cairo, Ill., was inundated by the flood of 1927. My family roots go deep in Southern Illinois -- Cairo and Mounds in particular. ...
    Speak out 4/12 (04/17/02)
    Skaters' behavior THIS IS to the person who said the city should pay for a skateboard park because the city pays for all the baseball and the softball fields and soccer fields. That's wrong. The city didn't pay for all of them. Many of those fields were financed by parents, just like the original caller said should be done with the skating park. ...
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